Voice Of the Vedas Cultural Sabha.
8640 Yonge St. Richmond Hill
(N. of Toronto),
Voice of the Vedas Cultural Sabha Inc.was founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1979. The Vishnu Mandir started as a little house in 1981 by a few supporters from Guyana and Trinidad. By March of 1984, the small version of the Vishnu Temple was completed. At the Temple site, we used to have our Diwali Melas where over 15 thousand people attended.
Today, we have expanded our Temple to about 30,000 square feet. We are now embarking on a further addition to have a small Museum of Hinduism so that when visitors come to the Temple, they can understand a little about our Dharma.
When we came to Canada, there were no Temples and we used to worship in school auditoriums. We then decided that we must preserve our dignity, heritage and Dharma and as such, we embarked on the building of the first architecturally structured Hindu Temple in Canada.
Today on our grounds, we have a 20-foot Bronze Mahatma Gandhi statue in its own little Peace Park.
2004 In November 2004, the "Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilization" first of its kind in North America was opened.
2002 On April 21st, 2002 - the ground breaking started for the extension of the Vishnu Mandir with golden domes.
Directions to the Mandir
The Temple is accessible by all major highways leading into Toronto, Canada. It can be reached from the following major highways coming into Toronto.
From QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way)
Follow QEW to Toronto, take 427 North, then take 401 East, take 400 North, Exit Hwy 7 East. Pass Bathurst St. underpass, Exit Hwy 11(Yonge St.)South at the traffic lights.The Temple is to your immediate right.
From Hwy 401 E
Exit 404 N (Newmarket), take Hwy 7 West, pass Bayview Ave., Exit Hwy 11 South (Yonge St.), make a left at the lights, the Temple is immediately to your right.
From Hwy 401 W
Take 400 N (Barrie), Exit Hwy 7 East, pass Bathurst St. underpass, Exit Hwy 11 South (Yonge St.) make a left at the lights, the Temple is to your right.